Prerequisites

Installation of dbWatch on Linux requires X11 for the graphical installation. Installation executable will fallback to console installation if X11 is not available, otherwise console installation is available with -c switch after executable.

dbWatch Server

  • Linux Server (VMWare virtual server supported)
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 4 CPU cores
  • 1 GB HD Space (for dbWatch)
  • Installs in under 15 minutes

dbWatch Engine

  • 100 Mb free space in database instance.
  • Engine – Server communication determined by each supported database platform.
  • Bulk install for large database environments.
  • Installs in under 2 minutes per instance.

dbWatch Client

  • Windows or Linux (with X11) operating system for use with graphical interface.
  • 500 Mb hard drive space.
  • Mouse.
  • Java support.
  • Client – Server communication requires single port only.

Special considerations on some Linux distributions

Correct setup of /etc/hosts

The hostname of your Linux / Unix machine, (meaning the output you get when you issue the ‘‘hostname’‘ command) needs to be bound to the IP address to which the dbWatch Server listens to.

Example /etc/hosts:

127.0.0.1 local host

192.168.0.10 server-1

If your hostname is “server-1” this will enable dbWatch Server to listen to the IP address 192.168.0.10.

Note that if you put “server-1” behind “localhost” in the /etc/hosts file, dbWatch Server will listen to 127.0.0.1 and not 192.168.0.10, as the /etc/hosts file is read from the top.

You can force the dbWatch Server to listen to a specific IP, by following the setup steps explained in the section multihomed systems.

Download

The dbWatch installer can be downloaded here

Step by step install

Step by steb guide for installing dbWatch 11 on CentOS 6.5 is available here:
Install guide dbWatch 11.0 on Linux

What To Do Next

You need to manually start the dbWatch Server. The default location for the dbWatch Server is “/usr/local/dbWatch/[version]/” as dbWatchServer[version] and dbWatchMonitor[version] on Linux/Unix.

When you start your new dbWatch installation, you will be prompted with the “Add database” wizard. For information about how to add a new database and other initial dbWatch configurations look at our [[Initial configuration of dbWatch|initial configuration guide]].

Special setup steps

Instructions for setting up dbWatch on a multihomed system.

If you have problems during or after the installation, please take a look at our [[Fault-finding-guide|fault finding guide]]

After installation

After installation you might like to have a look at [[Initial configuration of dbWatch|initial configuraion]] of dbWatch for furter details.

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